Friday, October 22, 2010

PASSPORT STAMP: Jeff Rusland and Vanslammy

Here it is Labour Weekend, which gives us an extra day off work to enjoy the change into summer, while the government franticly scrambles to undo the blundering of our actors union and convince Warner Bros. to keep the filming of The Hobbit here in Aotearoa.

Bilbo Baggins aside, two explorers found their way here this week and hooked up to 'follow' IADW - let's meet them;

Jeff Rusland is a major illustration and animation fan, which I can never meet to many of subscribing to the same symptoms myself!

Vanslammy is a female comic fan already making herself at home in the comments section of IADW. Join her and start talking with your fellow IADW followers if you are that way inclined - you never know who you might meet!

Welcome to IADW Jeff and Vanslammy - glad to have you aboard!


  1. Thank you Dan! You are very kind. Have I mentioned how jealous I am that you not only have a day off this weekend, but that you live in New Zealand? Now, I realize the country has more going for it than LOTR. But the nerd in me can't help going "Ahhh! Gandalf was there!" and "I want to walk the ground where Boromir died!"

  2. Your welcome Randomnerd - and you are not alone on the LOTR front either. 'Hobbitville' as it has now been dubbed is about an hours drive from where I sit typing this and tours there have been booked solid since the films release. And that's just one of the areas of the country they filmed in!

    As for Gandalf, Ian himself now trips back here quite allot - especially for Wellington, the city Weta Workshop is in.

    Next time I'm down there I'll take some pics of 'The Weta Cave' and post them so you guys can see what kind of cool they have on show for the public.

  3. Hi Randomnerd. Fancy meeting you here:) The only thing New Zealand doesn't have going for it is any villains or heroes in the Marvel or DC universe. If one once to learn how to speak "Assue" one must look no further then Captian Boomarang from DC. But "kiwinesse" is another matter.

  4. I don't think they'd necessarily brag about Captain Boomerang.

  5. Ha you are right there. I think the most famous Aussie in comics is Pyro from the X-Men franchise, now Captain Boomerang is getting a makeover in the pages of The Flash though that could all be about to change.

    As for 'kiwinesse' yeah, that might take some digging!